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Perigourdine House, Barn Conversion and Pool 5 mins Walk to Dordogne - Stone Barn

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Stone Barn

Stone Barn's main bedroom is on the ground floor with ensuite shower room containing a generously sized shower cabinet, basin and toilet.

The kitchen is open plan through to the TV area with dining table and chairs and mezzanine above. All the usual equipment is provided, electric stove, washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, kettle, toaster, eating utensils etc. There is a comfortable seating area for watching the international channels on the TV.

The second bedroom is on the mezzanine with a folding privacy screen and its own ensuite shower room with basin and toilet. The door out onto the second floor terrace opens from the top of the stairs next to this bedroom. There are french doors opening from the living room onto the walled courtyard which is a shared area if the units have been rented separately.

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About the property

House and Barn, Dordogne

The property in two parts, the original house and the stone former barn nestles amongst a charming cluster of honey-coloured stone houses, surrounded by walnut groves, at the end of a no through road. The two building set up is attractive to those people who wish to holiday in company with friends or family but maintain their own space.

This property would perfectly suit two families or couples, or a multi-generational family reunion, who can be together yet have independent facilities, or a couple on their own who wish to get away from it all and enjoy the space, peace and calm of this delightful place.

In high season it is expected that the property be rented as a whole unit, however, in mid and low season it is possible to rent only one of the units if that is preferred.

With a 5 minute stroll, you reach the banks of the Dordogne. This river is recognised as one of the 15 cleanest rivers in Europe. The nearest swimming beach is at Cenac-et-St-Julien.

Whether you're planning for lazy days at the house with relaxing walks to enjoy the stunning surroundings, or wish for a more active holiday, St.Julien is an excellent place in which to base yourself.


The property does require a fair level of mobility from its visitors as due to its age there are stone and wood stairs throughout the two buildings although the main bedroom of the stone barn is on the ground floor.

We prefer any family with young children stay in the main house where there is space for cot, high chair etc. and safe access to the garden.


From the living room in the main house doors open onto the pretty, enclosed garden on one side and onto the courtyard on the other. Stone Barn has doors onto the courtyard and a private terrace with table and chairs accessed from the mezzanine bedroom.

Both charcoal and gas barbecues are provided on the property and there is an open barn in the garden that can serve as an outdoor bar for night time or al fresco dining in the shade in the day time.

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Property Manager
James and Aude
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About James and Aude

James Oxford the owner and your host, is an art director and conceptual artist from Los Angeles.

James and Aude purchased this barn in 2013

Why James and Aude chose Cénac-et-Saint-Julien

Your host simply couldn't resist the film set like backdrop to this charming property and on returning to LA he missed no longer having castles in his backyard. He returned to buy this place! As he has found and confidently expects you will too, his house offers the perfect base for discovering the stunning and dramatic scenery of the surrounding area with its chateau, caves, restaurants, riding stables, golf links, river trips and so on and on.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We keep very good memories of visits and meetings held during our stay in France. Our trip went very well and our passing through your house has played an important role. We spent a very pleasant week in St-Julien, we felt at home, in a comfortable house, clean and welcoming. Your welcome (good wine, bread, jams, flowers ...) has affected us as well as your messages to make sure everything went well.

Notre voyage s’est très bien passé et notre passage dans votre gîte n’y est pas étranger. Nous avons passé une très agréable semaine à St-Julien, nous nous y sentions chez nous, dans un gîte confortable, propre et accueillant. Votre accueil (bon vin, pain, confitures, fleurs ...) nous a touchés ainsi que vos messages pour vous assurer que tout se passait bien.
Jul 2013
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Changeover day is Saturday. Please arrive after 4pm. Depart by 10am.
A 50% payment secures the booking + 200euro security deposit against damage which is returned following a property check after your departure. The final payment is due 1 month before your arrival date. Payment by Secure Payment system or bank transfer.
Linen is included in the rent. Nov to April 50euros charge for heating.


Accommodation and facilities for Stone Barn in Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, France

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Ensuite shower room 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.5384617 based on 14 reviews

Out of town, very quiet, extremely handy for access to the river

  • 5 of 5

The Stone Barn was well laid out and spacious - perfect holiday accommodation. It was clean, tidy and very well equipped. The access to the pool is simple and we had no issues with sharing it with those staying the the main house. It would be fabulous to book both houses for two families - it would really be ideal as I can imagine there may be situations where access to the pool could be awkward - it really does belong to the main house. We would definitely stay again. The river is a couple of hundred metres down the road with easy access to a lovely sandy island with shallow water perfect for children. The main town (Cenac) is 2.5 miles away for supermarket, boulangerie, tabac etc. but it is a lovely route through the walnut orchards which takes about 15 mins on a bike. It is perfectly placed for access to cycling, canoeing and chateau tours (the via ferrata is a must).

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall property is very well presented

  • 4 of 5

Hello James and Aude

We have just returned from a 3 week holiday in France during which time we rented your Gite in Cenac St Julienne.

It was a lovely and very well presented Gite, however on arrival we were dismayed to find that the key to the courtyard was missing from the key box, and having checked our information sent by yourselves we discovered that we had not been sent any local contact numbers (we subsequently found them when we did eventually gain entry to the Gite, no good to us!!) it took us almost 2 hours to resolve this situation requiring us to contact a friend who lives in France to find the Owners Direct Telephone No and then a phone call to yourselves in America, this caused us a great deal of anxiety as we had no idea if the agents would be open or whether you would be home and we had limited phone signal which we had to travel back into Cenac to receive.

We had a car full of shopping which we had done on the way into the Gite and we were seriously considering the possibility that we would need to find a Hotel for the night. After making contact with yourself the situation was finally resolved, and we did gain entry to the Gite, but we feel it was extremely negligent to have left us in this situation, and suggest that for future guests you ensure that a local contact number is included on the information sent direct to the guests renting your Gite so as they do not suffer the same extreme anxiety that we felt in this situation.

A couple of other minor issues :–

The gate to the garden and pool could not be locked as the padlock (which was already set to the open position) could not be locked.

There was a problem with the seal on the oven door, this meant that it could not be shut properly and therefore took a long time to heat up


Ron and Val Fazakerley

P.S we were told by yourselves that Angela would pay us a visit, she never did

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting in a quiet village

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property. Beautiful setting in a quiet village. Would be a perfect spot for a quiet and relaxing holiday. The kitchen was great and very well appointed. There is a central courtyard shared between the 2 rental properties as well as a shared pool. The second story balcony had a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains and a lovely spot for Al Fresco dinners. NIce walk to the river. Great spot!

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just had the most wonderful holiday, staying in the lovely and characterful stone barn. We are a family of 4 (chn aged 9 & 6) and the well equipped accommodation (James really has thought of everything!) and perfect location made for a very relaxing week. The short walk down to the Dordogne river from the barn led us to what we considered to be the most beautiful stretch of the river. Lots of things to do within a short drive (Domme, Castlenaud, kayaking), our only disappointment was that we were only there for 1 week! A perfect holiday destination for families or couples. Simply stunning!

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect setting for exploring the Dordogne.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house after kindly being upgraded by James. It is a super property with everything you need and much more, very comfortable, with lovely personal touches, and a beautiful swimming pool in a garden setting. James is full of local information and really informative. It is approximately 500 yards from the banks of the Dordogne river .

Situated in the tiny village of St Julien, the properties are perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful villages. It is a quiet rural setting with lovely walks. It is wonderfully peaceful, meaning you can escape back to calm and tranquility after your day, yet the main sightseeing villages of the Dordogne are all within a short drive.

Cenac St Julien is a 5 minuets drive away with shops, supermarket, Boulangerie, restaurants etc. There are lots of places to enjoy outdoor activities such as Kyaking in Cenac.

We would definitely return should we be holidaying in the region again.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean and David were perfect guests. They were traveling through out France and having the time of their lives. I'm lucky they chose my gite for their stay. I would love to see them again and again in the following years.
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Beautiful stone house with pool in pretty village.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable and nicely appointed house in the peaceful village of St Julien. The owner was on-site while we were there and he wae charming and could not have been more helpful. It was very hot when we stayed and it was wonderful to plunge into the delightful garden pool. The nearby village of Cenac supplied all our needs and all the great sites of that part of the Dordogne were within easy reach. A great location which we would recommend to our friends and would love to revisit.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25.5 Kilometres
La Lolivarie, Siorac
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Tiny beach area on river
Car: necessary


The Dordogne river (rated as one of the 15 cleanest in Europe and classified as a Unesco World Heritage Biosphere Reserve), offers water sports and safe for swimming river beaches along its length.

The sea coast is the Arcachon Bay, near Bordeaux, approximately 2.5 hours drive away.


A google search will bring up the names and locations of several golf courses around Saint Julien. The nearest one is La Lolivarie, a 9 hole course at Siorac on the road to Bergerac. Chateau de Vigiers, near Bergerac is an 18 hole course.

How to get there

Bordeaux airport(international flights with big carriers): 205kms

Nearest airport Bergerac(all the 'budget' airlines): 70kms

Airport at Perigueux(flights from Paris): 75kms

Calais: 830kms

Paris: 550kms

Train: Paris to Perigueux 4hr

Train: Bordeaux to Sarlat 2hr30m

Use of a car is essential. Car rental companies at train stations and airports.


Local shops in Cenac(4kms) for basics. Domme(5.5kms) other shops and Casino supermarket. The nearest big supermarkets are in Sarlat(15kms) where there is a Casino, Leclerc and Carrefour. There is also a big Carrefour at St. Cyprien (20kms).

Further details

The best produce market in the region is held in St. Cyprien every Sunday morning. Other markets, Domme - Thursday, Le Bugue - Tuesday, Sarlat - Wednesday and Saturday.

Credit Agricole have an outlet in Cenac otherwise banks can be found at Daglan, St.Cyprien and of course, Sarlat. The Post Offices often have ATM's and the nearest is at Beynac-et-Cazenac.